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The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology Advanced Diploma in Medical Radiation Technology
The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Advanced Diploma in Medical Radiation Technology

Ottawa, Canada

3 Years

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 19,140

On-Campus

Introduction

Providing insight into the human body: using diagnostic procedures, build your career as a member of a healthcare team.

This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program is accredited by the Accreditation Canada Accreditation Canada Equal. The program prepares you with the knowledge and technical skills required to produce diagnostic images and carry out diagnostic procedures in the role of a Medical Radiation Technologist. These skills are outlined by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Radiological Technology competency profile. Working independently, and in collaboration with healthcare team members, Medical Radiation Technologists analyze a variety of complex diagnostic images to assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of multiple system disorders.

Through theory, simulations, practice, and extensive clinical experiences, you acquire the ability to produce quality images of the internal structures of the human body. You also apply health, safety, and quality assurance principles while performing venipunctures, interacting with patients, and using ionizing radiation in labs and clinical settings.

Weekly lab sessions with hands-on guidance from faculty prepare you for three practicums totaling more than 1,500 hours in clinical settings either within Ottawa or requiring relocation to another clinical setting across Ontario. These acquired skills help you to function as a member of a healthcare team.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the national certification exam. You must pass the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) national certification exam to be eligible to register with the College of Medical and Imaging Technologists of Ontario, which is a requirement to work in Ontario.

You may find employment in:

  • Community and teaching hospitals
  • Medical clinics
  • Education and research settings
  • Private industry.

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